06 November 2007

She who pays the piper

My gym, LA Fitness, is extremely lame.

As a result, we haven't had music in my water aerobics class for 3 weeks, despite whining, complaining, cajoling and getting pissed off.

The plug out by the pool blew and apparently there is no modern invention that can take the place of AC power for a boom box. Crazy!

Doing aerobics for an hour with no music makes it seem like 3 hours, especially when the quiet, timid Israeli teacher is there on Saturdays. And I go to class 3x a week. Interminable.

After a fruitless call to the manager ("We're working on it," her voice mail said) I decided to act like a Muffett (my sister's old fake sorority - motto: "Don't fuck with a Muffett) and take matters into my own hands.

I loaded up my high-tech $50 boom box with C batteries and a CD and took it to class.

Thus, for the first time in 3 weeks, we had music. And I guaran-damn-tee you it was the first time that particular class ever got to, in our very vanilla suburb, dance along to "Say it Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud!"

doot doot.

And a movie reco: "Talk to Me" with Don Cheadle. It is the story of Petey Greene, a legendary Washington DC DJ (back when that meant on the radio). The acting is great, the story is great, the costumes are fabulous, and the music is too cool. Suebob says 2 thumbs up.


QT said...

There is nothing worse than physical activity of any kind - workouts, cleaning, etc - without tunes. Kudos to you!

Suzanne said...

There's a such thing as a timid Israeli? (Just kidding. Sort of. I've spent a lot of time with Israelis - God bless 'em - so your discovery truly amazes me.)

As for your music innovations, I love nothing more than women who take charge of a situation. Yay.

CrankMama said...

You actually get to water aerobics THREE times a week?! I am in awe.

Not that I can remember the last time I set foot in a gym, but I can guarantee it would not have been without tunes. Well done!

wordgirl said...

I love me some Don Cheadle. Totally, man!

FENICLE said...

The fact you still have a boombox makes you one cool chick!!!

Juliness said...

Way to go! Music is absolutely critical to a group exercise class. It sets the tone for the entire experience. I am embarrassed for LA Fitness that they don't realize this.

gandhi rules said...

yo grrrl luv da fro.

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